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Today's Sports

  • Former Kingston tennis star...

    If you would’ve asked 14-year-old Sarah Rainwater if she would playing tennis in college she would told you, “no way.”

    At that time, the young Roane County High School student was just picking up the game. Now, more than eight years later, she has finished her college playing career at Milligan College.

  • CAK soccer ends Rockwood’s season

    Prior to their match up with Pigeon Forge, the Rockwood Tigers soccer team was riding a four-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 21-10.

    Pigeon Forge handed the Tigers their first loss since the squad beat the Tigers 6-1 back in April.

    That didn’t end Rockwood’s season, however, but Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to Christian Academy of Knoxville would.

    CAK, winner of six state titles in the last 12 years, got things going early with two goals in the first 20 minutes of the first half.

  • Rockwood swimming lessons...

    The Rockwood Community Center has officially set the dates for swimming lessons. This year, lessons will be offered from June 8-19 and July 6-17 in both the morning and the evening. The morning sessions will be fro 11 a.m.-noon, and the evening sessions will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost if $25 for a two-week session. For more information, contact 334-0434.

  • Meigs County defeats Oliver...

    It wasn’t the end Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden wanted for his seniors, but the end still came for the Lady Bobcats.

    After winning the District 4-A crown last week, Oliver Springs was bounced from the Region 2-A tournament via a 5-0 loss to Meigs County on Monday.

  • Roane State hosting free tennis...

    A free tennis camp will be held at the Roane State Community College Tennis Courts on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The lessons are free and available for kids ages eight and up. Participants ares required to wear tennis shoes, bring a tennis racquet, a snack and a drink. If you do not have a racquet one will be provided. Tennis instructions will be provided by a tennis professional with 20 years experience and the Roane County Tennis Association.

  • With one senior down, Oliver...

    Chelsey Roy couldn’t be on the field with her team, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, on Thursday night when they took on the Coalfield Lady Jackets for the District 4-A Championship.

    Roy, who broke her arm against Sunbright earlier in the tournament, was stuck watching from the dugout.

    However, each and every Lady Cat had painted on the number five, Roy’s number, on their arm.

  • Meigs County eliminates Midway...

    For the second consecutive year, the Midway Lady Green Waves suffered a heartbreaking loss in the District 3-A loser’s bracket final.

    Last year Midway fell 3-2 to Grace Christian, and the Lady Rams went on to win the title beating Meigs in the next two games.

    This year a dramatic seventh inning home run from Meigs County shortstop Madison Stiner sent the Lady Waves reeling again as they fell out of the tournament, 2-1.

    The good news for Midway and head coach Megan Arndts, however, is they will return seven juniors for another go at the title.

  • Kingston makes way to district...

    After a 6-0 loss on Tuesday to No. 1 seed CAK, the Kingston Yellow Jackets faced the possibility of their season coming to an end. To advance, Kingston had to beat Alcoa for the second time in three days.

    The first two innings set the tone for what appeared to be a pitcher duel. Neither team could mount any offense as both teams had only one player reach base in the first inning. In the third inning, things would change in a big way.

  • Rockwood soccer to play for...

    While soccer is over for most, Rockwood is still alive and kicking.

    With their season on the line, the Tigers defeated Grace Christian, 4-3, on Tuesday to advance to the district championship.

    The Tigers jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but two successful penalty kicks converted by Grace closed the gap, but Rockwood was able to hold on for the win.

    Cameron Hashmi was responsible for two of the Tigers’ goals. Meanwhile, Adam Klinker and Drake Lamm found the back of the net for the other two.

  • Midway brings Rockwood’s season...

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers bounced back from a slow start of softball season by winning eight of their last 12 regular season games. Then they beat Tellico in the first round of the district tourney to grab a place in the double-elimination portion of the tourney being played now at Grace Christian.

    Rockwood ran into trouble when it faced top-seeded Meigs County losing the first round game, 19-3.

    The Lady Tigers then had to play Midway in the first losers bracket game Tuesday, but they weren’t able to get past Midway as the Lady Waves picked up an 8-1 win.